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Competition - NRL 
Round - 25 
Teams – Sea Eagles V Raiders 
Date – 27th of August 2016 
Venue – Brookvale Oval 
Photographer – Cox 
Description –

The Raiders left edge of Jarrod Croker and Brenko Lee combined for five tries in Round 24 against the Eels.. It was only fitting that the right edge of Joey Leilua and Jordan Rapana matched them on Saturday, with a fantastic five try performance against Manly. 

Rapana ran for a stunning 256 metres and also bagged a hat-trick to take his tally for the season to 18 tries. His partner in crime, Joey Leilua, grabbed two memorable tries and also made three linebreaks. 

Josh Papalii was the only Raiders forward to run for over 100 metres, and he also showed off his creativity with two try assists and one linebreak assist. 

Manly enjoyed a wealth of possession (54%), had six more offloads and forced the Raiders into making two line dropouts, but it wasn't enough as the Raiders came away with the 44-30 victory. 

Metre Eaters

1.     Jordan Rapana - 256m

2.     Jack Wighton - 184m

3.     Joey Leilua - 135m

Top Tacklers

1.     Elliott Whitehead - 39

2.     Shannon Boyd - 33

3.     Josh Hodgson - 27

Most Creative

1.     Josh Papalii – 2 try assists, 1 linebreak assists

2.     Elliott Whitehead, Josh Hodgson – 1 try assist, 1 linebreak assist

Second Phase Play

1.     Jarrod Croker - 3 offloads

2.     Josh Papalii – 2 offloads

3.     Joey Leilua, Edrick Lee, Sia Soliola – 1 offload


The Raiders registered 8 offloads, while Manly registered 14.

Damaging Runners

1.     Joey Leilua – 3 linebreaks, 4 tackle busts

2.     Jack Wighton – 1 linebreak, 8 tackle busts

3.     Jordan Rapana – 1 linebreak, 5 tackle busts

Line breaks

The Raiders made 6 linebreaks, while Manly made 5.

Kick Metres

1.     Aidan Sezer had 6 kicks for 167 metres

2.     Sam Williams had 4 kicks for 131 metres

3.     Josh Hodgson had 3 kicks for 128 metres


The Raiders had 46% possession, while Manly has 54%.

Completion Rate

The Raiders completed 28 of 37 (76%) sets. Manly completed 27 of 34 (79%) sets.


The Raiders made 8 errors, while Manly made 9.

Line Dropouts

The Raiders had 2 dropouts, while Manly had 0. 

Missed Tackles

The Raiders missed 30 tackles, while Manly missed 28.

Penalties Conceded

The Raiders conceded 7 penalties, while Manly conceded 5.

*Statistics provided by ProZone Sports.

Post Match Coverage

Match Report

Match Highlights 

Press Conference 


Team Song

Play of the Week

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.